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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:32 PM
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Has RFK Jr. ever considered politics?
I really didn't know much about RFK Jr. until I started listening to Ring of Fire on AAR. He really impresses me. Does anyone who knows more about him know,,, do you think he'll ever run for office? Seems extremely knowledgeable, concerned about the right things. I'd vote for him in a heartbeat.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:34 PM
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1. So would a lot of people, but I don't know if he's interested
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:35 PM
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2. I'd rather see him live to a ripe old age. n/t
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:36 PM
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3. He considered a run for
AG in '06 but decided against it for family reasons. He is one of the greats, love his show.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:39 PM
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5. Me too
I don't get to listen all the time but when I do he does a great job. :) I think he's more of an enviornmentalist than a politician and that's still an important job for our society.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:39 PM
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4. Sure.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 08:45 PM by H2O Man
A number of people have spoken to him about the possibility. In 2000, he gave brief consideration to running for the senate. His books -- which every progressive democrat should read -- address some of his thinking in this area.

edit to add:
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:27 PM
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10. OK, that pic is downright spooky
flashbacks to 68
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:26 AM
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13. yes
exactly what I thought
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:47 PM
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6. I'd give every ounce I had to give to campaign for him.
Soon, I think. I think that the draw is there, and eventually, the gauntlet will be thrown.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:54 PM
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8. Yeah, he has the fever.
I really like the speeches of his that I have read. I haven't seen him in action but I bet he is good.
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safi0 Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:53 PM
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7. He does have some problems
He's got some typical Kennedy baggage. I believe he had a heroin problem in college. But he can get past that, but everyone has talked about how despite his lineage, he's really not very comfortable on TV. A lot of people have talked about how he tightens up before he goes on TV and isn't really able to relax when he does interviews.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:58 PM
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9. Really?
Who? Could you give us the short list of those people?
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safi0 Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:06 PM
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11. I've heard Bill Maher
And Chris Matthews both say it, and both have had him on there shows.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 06:48 AM
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12. I don't know Bill Maher
but I do know that Chris Matthews wouldn't say that. I do not believe you. And because you would attribute something untrue to Matthews, I assume you would do the same with Mahers.
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safi0 Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 05:18 PM
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14. Well that's your opinion
and your certainly entiled to it. But why exactly do you not believe me?
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Comicstripper Donating Member (876 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 05:27 PM
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15. It's not THAT
That "nervousness" is a vocal disorder. The same one NPR's Diane Rehm has, I think. Imagine her interviewing him...
Probably a reason he'd have a hard time running.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 05:31 PM
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16. I read recently that it is fixable, so I wondered why he hasn't
"fixed" it. Anyway, I don't think it is a case of nerves because he does very well on radio.
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